Thanks to Valerie Spooner from Ladysmith for this guest post:
For my preschool storytime tomorrow I'll be reading Mouse's First Valentine by Lauren Thompson and If You'll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant. We'll do a flannel board activity called, "Red Heart, Red Heart, What Do You See?" that goes just like the story by Bill Martin. Each child will have a heart and bring it up to put on the flannel board when his or her color is called. After that, we'll make our valentines. I die cut hearts out of cardstock to make a window card. Then I put a piece of contact paper so the sticky side was in the front on the window. Then we'll decorate them with sequins and glitter before putting a piece of contact paper that has been die cut into the same heart shape on top. If you have younger kids, you could use tissue paper rather than sequins.
Happy Valentine's Day!